Saturday, August 13, 2011

Modest Molly Sharing time

Modest Molly Sharing time-

This is Molly. Molly is a girl that likes to go to the park, the beach and goes to church too. Molly is confused about how to respect her body and dress it in a way that would make Heavenly Father happy. She has heard the scripture 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 before,  “ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?... The temple is holy, which temple ye are” Could our Primary help her understand that our bodies are like this temple (show picture), pure, clean and modest/covered and we should always ask the question, “Would I wear this or look like this if Jesus stood beside me?”

Do you think we can help her?!!! Great, let’s help Molly! Molly needs help deciding what clothes in the dryer should go in her closet and wear at different places. The prophet has given us this “Strength of Youth” booklet to help Molly understand how to wear clothes that are pleasing to the Lord.

So Molly wants to go to the park. Can a helper please get her orange shirt and jean shorts out of the dryer carefully. (The two options are clipped together) She isn’t sure which outfit she should hang in her closet and wear to the park. (Hang the two outfits on hangers and hold each outfit up to Molly as if she was choosing her clothes.) There is a dryer sheet on the back of them to help us decide which to hang in her closet.

Read quote on the orange tank top, from the Strength of Youth packet, “Young women should avoid ... shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or the back."
Read quote on back of the t shirt on dryer sheet “The way you dress is a reflection of what you are on the inside” “ Young women should avoid short shorts and short skirts”

So how Molly dresses shows how she is inside. Is she pure and shows that she loves Jesus and wants to obey His words? So this outfit has sleeves and the shorts are longer (hold outfit up to Molly) and should we put this one in her closet? Good idea. (Hang out fit at the top of church chalkboard on the rungs that are at the top that slide) Let’s have a helper put this outfit in a pile of clothes that need to be tossed out. Now Molly is ready to go to the park. Molly’s brother Max also needs to remember to wear long shorts too.

            Molly has been invited to go to a swimming party. Can a helper get the black swim suits out of the dryer. (hang both on the hangers and have a helper hold them up) Which one should we hang in Modest Molly’s closet for the party. There is a dryer sheet on the back with some more help. “The fashions of the world will change, but the Lord’s standards will not change.” So even though many of Molly’s friends will be wearing this type (point to bikini) of swim suit, the prophet has told us that wearing clothes that show too much of the body (the tummy, etc.) isn’t making Heavenly Father happy. (Hold the swim suits up to Molly) So which one should we add to Modest Molly’s closet? The one piece swimsuit, good idea! I need a helper to put the two piece swimsuit in the pile of clothes that need to be tossed away.

            Now, Molly is getting ready to go to school. She needs her blue top and black pants. Can I have a helper find her blue top and black pants out of the dryer. (Hang the clothes up and hold them up to Molly.) Hmmm. Do you think that Modest Molly should wear this see thru shirt if the Savior stood beside her or this one? There is a dryer sheet on the back to help. “Immodest clothing is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner." “Through your dress and appearance, you can show the Lord that you know how precious your body is.” If you can see through your shirt, is it showing respect for your beautiful body and thanking Heavenly Father for your precious gift of a body? Let’s hang this outfit up in Modest Molly’s closet and I will need a helper to add this outfit to the pile of clothes on the floor. Molly’s brother Max needs to be careful of tight clothing too and see thru muscle shirts.

Next Molly is going to go to church. Can I have a helper find her green and yellow outfits to choose from? So Molly is looking for which outfit should be added to her closet. (Hang the outfits on the hangers and hold them up.) (Hold the outfits up to Molly.) So which outfit should be added to her closet? Why? Yes, this one has sleeves and the skirt is longer. We need to remember that skirts don’t have to go down to the ankles, but we should dress appropriate when we go to church so Modest Molly is ready to feel the spirit during the meetings. I need a helper to put the halter top and mini skirt in the pile of unwanted clothes.

Can I have a helper get the other Sunday dress out of the dryer and the one by the dryer that didn’t get washed? (hang the dress up) Molly needs to remember to wear modest clothes to church, but the prophet has asked us to look our best at church, clean and without being sloppy with our clothing. So Modest Molly needs to remember to wash her dress and take a bath and get clean. The temple is clean inside and we should keep our bodies clean too.

Thank you so much for teaching Molly how her body is like a holy temple and how she needs to always show that she is a follower of Jesus Christ. I hope you will all remember to and ask yourself if you would wear your outfit next to the Jesus before you put it on or buy it from the store. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


  1. I altered my previous sharing time idea after trying it out on my children for Family Home evening. It looked better on paper than in real life! I have simplified the concept slightly:)

  2. i love you! This is perfect for sunday's sharing time!

  3. A few days ago I thought someone commented they had a file with outfits we could print. Anyone remember that? Thanks for all the great ideas!

  4. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  5. Thank you!! I translated this into Portuguese because I knew it would be so fun for them!

  6. Love this, But I to was wondering if you had a file with the clothes?

  7. I actually just cut them out of construction paper and attached fishing line to the clothes to make the top connect to the bottom to resemble the complete immodest outfit. Someone, somewhere made patterns for Molly's clothes last year, but I can't seem to find the file. Sorry, hope you can make it work for your primary. Good luck!

  8. This was perfect and the kids loved it. I had a boy and a girl paper doll that I used. Thanks for sharing.